Thursday, July 24, 2008

How do i love Keyshia Cole, Let me count the ways!


I love Keyshia Cole, not because she and i share the same birthday (what can i say, we are the blessed, beautiful people), not because i love her latest hairdo and may (may) just copy it but because her lyrics are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo heartfelt!

When this girl is angry, she isn't mincing her words but when she's being all sickly sweet, she lays it all out to bear, vulnerable bits and all...and you got to respect that. Well i do anyway. That and she used to roll with Tupac, can you say streetcred, lol.

For those of you living under a rock and don't know who or what i talking about, never fear, there is hope for you yet in the form of Youtube, find her video there. However, it's the lyrics that get me, so am gonna share them with you. Enjoy!

"Heaven Sent"

Sent from heaven.
Sent from heaven.

Now you can wait your whole life wondering
When it's gonna come or where it's been.
You may have got your heart broken
A few times in the past
Never last strong as it used to,
Don't feel as good as it used to (before)
And all the things you used to say,
Things you used to do,
went right out the door


Oh no more, will you be the one
That's what you tell everyone around you
But you know they've heard it all before
What more can you say
When love won't let you, walk away
And you can't help who you love
And you find yourself giving it away
When you think you're in love


[Chorus]
I wanna be the one who you believe
In your heart is sent from (sent from above)
There's a piece of me who leaves when you gone
Because you're sent from (sent from above)
I wanna be the one who you believe
In your heart is sent from (sent from heaven)
There's a piece of me who leaves when you gone
Because you're sent from (sent from heaven)

Now you can wait your whole life tryna change
What the fear from what it's been
You may have put your whole life into a man
Loving what you thought that could've been.
notice when you change
When you don't feel as good as you used to (before)
And everything you used to say,
Everything you used to do clear right out the door

Oh no more, will you be the one
That's what you tell everyone around you
But you know they've heard it all before
What more can you say
When love won't let you, walk away
And it can't help who it loves
And you find yourself giving it away
When you think you're in love

[Chorus]

Everybody say
I wanna be the one you love
I wanna be (sent from heaven)
Everybody say I wanna be the one you trust
I wanna be (sent from heaven)
Everybody say I wanna be the one you need
I wanna be (sent from heaven)
Everybody say I wanna be the one who sent from above

[Chorus]

4 comments:

skc said...

Umm, hmm, ok this is going to sound fairly awkward and pick-up-line-ish, but whatever, I abso-fucking-lutely LOVE that song. Sure it's syrupy and some might even say cloying, but it just works. I brought up a discussion on that song on a snooty online music forum I post to and was surprised that alot of soul music purists agreed that its a great song, pop overtures be damned.

The thing with Keyshia Cole is that she's unapologeticaly hood, not faux hood *cough* Alicia *cough*. Her voice is raspy and conveys alot of raw emotion, something that is missing from most mainstream artists. She reminds me of the first time I heard MJB waaaaay back then.

Good choice! I hope you also have her first album.

Vimbai said...

Dude. we r totally in syn bout this chick. She definitely reminds me of MJB on her 1st album "What's the "411" When Keyshia 1st came out i thort she ws a bit too hood, now shes aite, lol.

Eb the Celeb said...

The remix with mario is just as classic!

Vimbai said...

Oooooh, there's a remix! Thanks for the heads up, i will definitely get my hands on that!